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The bike is back and I had a chance to test out the new forks and revalved shock. Man, what a difference! Definitely much more front-end traction and predictability in the corners.

It did feel like the front end was a bit light so I'm working on setting up the chassis geometry right now for better turn-in.

In the meantime, I also acquired the velocity stack assembly off an 08/09 R6 to help boost the top end power. I'll be installing and heading back to my tuner sometime within the next couple of weeks. I'm expecting low 120s with the new tune (~114 right now).
all you have to do is swap what you have pictured?! that's pretty easy for a solid gain!!
 

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Pretty freaking sweet! Just a bit Jelly ;P

How is the backing-in part working for you? I didn't start riding until my 20's and I did try some dirt (XR250) to try to improve my riding, but I got hurt way more in the dirt than the track :)

I'm sure the other direction isn't as painful :)
 

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all you have to do is swap what you have pictured?! that's pretty easy for a solid gain!!
Yup! It's a recommended mod by all the superstock racers in my area, as well as my tuner. I'll be putting it back on the Dyno for some tweaks afterwards since I'll probably need to adjust actuation points, otherwise it's a direct swap.

Pretty freaking sweet! Just a bit Jelly ;P

How is the backing-in part working for you? I didn't start riding until my 20's and I did try some dirt (XR250) to try to improve my riding, but I got hurt way more in the dirt than the track :)

I'm sure the other direction isn't as painful :)
It's something that's a lot of fun but really doesn't start happening until you gain speed and confidence. Forcing your bike to back-in will likely cause a crash rather than make you faster. Just keep on working on your corner entries and you'll start noticing your back end coming out eventually.
 
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